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Arrow Electronics Named Again to the InformationWeek 500

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Arrow ranks in the top 100 within the InformationWeek 500</i> </p>

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Arrow Electronics Named Again to the InformationWeek 50018:37 EDT Thursday, September 15, 2011 MELVILLE, N.Y. (Business Wire) -- Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) has been named to the top 100 of the InformationWeek500, continuing its long-running inclusion in the magazine's annual listing of the leading U.S. companies using technology in their businesses. “We are honored to be recognized again in the InformationWeek 500 as among the country's top companies utilizing information technology,” said Vincent Melvin, vice president and chief information officer of Arrow Electronics. “Leveraging technology to accelerate improvements in business processes is one of the ways Arrow creates value for customers and suppliers – the top technology companies in the world.” "For 23 years, the InformationWeek 500 has chronicled and honored the most innovative users of business technology," said InformationWeek Editor-In-Chief Rob Preston. "In this day and age, however, being innovative isn't enough. Companies and their IT organizations need to innovate faster than ever before to stay a step or two ahead of their customers, partners, and competitors. This year's ranking placed special emphasis on those high-octane business technology innovators." InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America's best-known companies. The InformationWeek 500 is unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/. About InformationWeek Business Technology Network The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow—from defining and framing objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties like DarkReading.com (security), NetworkComputing.com (networking and communications) and BYTE (consumer technology). The network also provides focused content for key IT targets, such as CIOs, developers, and SMBs via InformationWeek Global CIO, Dr. Dobb's and InformationWeek SMB, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government and Healthcare sites. Content is at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy—IT professionals turn to our experts and communities to stay informed, get advice and research technologies to make strategic business decisions. About Arrow Electronics, Inc. Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for over 1,200 suppliers and 115,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 340 locations in 52 countries. Arrow Electronics, Inc.John Hourigan, 303-824-4586Director, Corporate Communicationsjhourigan@arrow.com